Religion and Human Nature

Religion and Human Nature

by Keith Ward
     
 

ISBN-10: 019826965X

ISBN-13: 9780198269656

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Continuing Keith Ward's series on comparative theology, this book deals with religious views of human nature and destiny. The beliefs of a number of major traditions are presented, ranging from the 'one self' belief of Advaita Vedanta to the 'many self' view of Vaishnavism, the 'no self' position of Buddhism and the 'embodied self' views of the semitic religious…  See more details below

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Continuing Keith Ward's series on comparative theology, this book deals with religious views of human nature and destiny. The beliefs of a number of major traditions are presented, ranging from the 'one self' belief of Advaita Vedanta to the 'many self' view of Vaishnavism, the 'no self' position of Buddhism and the 'embodied self' views of the semitic religious traditions. Finally, a Christian view of personal immortality and the 'end of all things' is developed in conversation with Jewish and Muslim beliefs about judgement and resurrection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198269656
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Non-Dualism (Advaita Vedanta)10
3The Search for the Self (Vaishnava Hinduism)36
4The Doctrine of Rebirth51
5Buddhism and the Self76
6Evolutionary Naturalism113
7The Embodied Soul134
8Original Sin159
9The Doctrine of Atonement186
10Salvation by Grace204
11The World to Come229
12Human Destiny in Judaism and Islam255
13Human Destiny in Christianity271
14The Ultimate End of All Things296
15Conclusion324
Author Index329
Subject Index331

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